What better way to while away a Sunday than a coastal walk followed by some delicious Scottish produce with a sea view. That’s exactly what we did this Sunday past at The Harbour Café, Elie.
The coastal walk is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs, above you can walk from the centre of Elie to Newark Castle, passing by Lady Janet Anstruther’s Tower above.
By the time you’ve done the round trip to Newark Castle you’ll have worked up an appetite. I pre-booked just the night before as there are only 4 tables in the beach shack and I got booked no problem. There’s lots of places to perch outside and a takeaway window.
The cafe is really quirky inside and in my opinion we had the best seats in the house with a stunning view over to Bass Rock in the distance. We had a blood orange sanpellegringo and a sparkling apple juice to quench our thirst after our walk.
The menu is minimal, serving all your fishy favourites. I am getting better with seafood but I opted for one of the only meat options on the menu and went for the rare roast beef and Gavin went for the half a lobster. Both were beautifully presented and for a cost of £17.50 each, all mains are served with buttered new tatties, aioli, salad leaves and sourdough. While we enjoyed our lunch in its unique setting we both did think it was a bit steeply priced for what it was and we both said we would have liked bigger bits of sourdough! Nevertheless I enjoyed the ambience and the stunning views.
Post lunch there was definitely a chill in the air and a spot of rain so a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows was definitely in order (although Gavin decided to have a mint chocolate chip ice cream too as he was still hungry)!
All in all we had a lovely Sunday in Elie and The Harbour Café is a great spot to daydream by the sea and refresh after a walk by the coast.